Last updated on April 22, 2017

Managing remote control profiles

Channels provides support for the following remote controls out of the box:

  • Cisco Digital Media Player (DMP) Remote Control
  • Apple TV Remote Control

This article provides the instructions to create, download, and delete remote control profiles in Channels.

Note

Please refer to the Remote control guide for configuration information prior to configuring the remote control device.


Prerequisites


Creating Remote Control Profiles

  1. Navigate to the Appspace menu, and select Channels.

  2. Click the Configuration tab, and click the Remote Controls tab.


  3. Click the ‘Add New Profile’ button.


  4. Type in the remote control profile name, and proceed to map the remote control buttons with the corresponding scan codes.


    Alternatively, you can import a preconfigured remote control map in .RCPKG file format.

    1. Click the ‘import remote control mappings from a file’ link.


    2. Click the Browse button, and select the remote control mapping file. Click Import.

    Note

    The remote control mapping scan codes are typically obtained from the manufacturer’s datasheets and product documentation.

  5. Click Save to complete the mapping process.

  6. To edit a Remote Control profile, click the Remote Control profile’s name link. Make the necessary changes, and click Save.

  7. To delete a Remote Control profile, select the remote control profile, and click the delete button. Click OK at the confirmation window.


Downloading Remote Control Profiles

  1. Click the Configuration tab, and click the Remote Controls tab.

  2. Select the remote control profile that you want to download, and click the Download icon.


  3. The remote control profile file is automatically downloaded to the default download folder in the .RCPKG file format.